Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.

This weekโ€™s topic is โ€œtop ten popular authors I’ve never read.” Considering just how many books I’ve been introduced to after starting this blog, this list was actually a lot harder to compile than I would have thought.

1. Veronica Rossi
I have Under the Never Sky bookmarked on my library’s ebook download center, but it has yet to come available when I actually have time to read it. I promise I’ll get around to reading this series eventually though, since I’ve heard only good things about it.

2. Rachel Caine
Every time I think about starting The Morganville Vampires series, the number of books in the series (and the fact that they are, in fact, about vampires) deters me a bit.

3. Richelle Mead
I know so many people who love the Vampire Academy series, which makes me really feel like I need to read it at some point in life. Even if I’m over the whole vampire craze.

4. Marie Rutkoski
I eventually want to read The Shadow Society and The Kronos Chronicles, even though I’ve heard quite a few mixed feelings on them. My first book by her, though, will likely be The Winner’s Curse, since it looks SO GOOD.

5. Ruta Sepetys
I love historical fiction, so I can’t believe that I haven’t read Out of the Easy or Between Shades of Gray yet. I fully intend to get around to reading these eventually though!

6. Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak and Wintergirls have been on my to-read list for quite a while, but I just haven’t gotten around to them yet. Mostly because I’ve heard so many good things about these books that I’m kind of afraid that I’ll be the black sheep who just doesn’t feel as strongly about them. I definitely intend to read The Impossible Knife of Memory soon though, so hopefully that will convince me to finally pick up her other works.

7. Lois Lowry
You’re probably looking quite shocked right now, and I really can’t blame you. Practically everyone read it in middle school or high school English, but my teachers never ended up assigning it to my classes. I had plenty of opportunities to pick it up from the library over the years, but dismissed it as a “school book” and left it on the shelf.

8. Melina Marchetta
Jellicoe Road and Finnikin of the Rock are on my to-read list, but every time I go to pick them up I hesitate and grab something else instead. I’ve heard so many good things about Marchetta’s writing, though, so hopefully I’ll convince myself to read at least one of them in the near future.

9. Maria V. Snider
I’ve heard so many mixed things about Poison Study and the rest of that series, so I’ve been really iffy on whether or not I want to read it. If I ever have time, though, I’ll likely give it a try.

10. Tamora Pierce
In middle school, all of my friends were in love with Tamora Pierce’s books and kept recommending that I give them a try. She has so many, though, that I’d have no idea where to start… which is probably why I’m in second year university and still haven’t read anything by her.

Are there any popular authors that you still have to read? Are there any books on my list that you’ve read / plan to read eventually? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Oooo, If you are willing to give Tamora Pierce a try, definately start with the Song of the Lioness quartet! Seriously, it is wonderful and all four books are pretty short so it’s a quick read.

  • I read the first few Morganville books, forgot the series, and found it again recently. When I saw how many books I’d missed, I decided to let it stay forgotten.

    I’ve read some Pierce–some protagonists I liked better than others. Beka Cooper was a favorite, so if a gutsy rookie guard determined to hunt down crime appeals, you might start with her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I feel like it would take forever to catch up on that series. Once a series stretches past seven books, I hesitate about continuing it.

      Ooh, that definitely sounds interesting – I’ll have to give her a try. Thanks! (:

    • I was surprised to hear that it was banned as well, since I’ve heard so many claims that it should be required reading in schools. I suppose it’s because the subject matter could be a bit difficult to read about.

  • Yes, Under the never sky is high on my reading list! I feel like I’m really missing out on her series ๐Ÿ™‚ Poison study is VERY good, especially if you are a lover of high fantasy. Magic study was a bit disappointing, but she really made up for it with Fire study. I’m finally meeting Marchetta with Finnikin and it’s good so far.

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read it yet! High fantasy is one of my favourite genres, so I may just have to move Poison Study up my to-read list. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you like Finnikin so far – I’ve heard wonderful things about that series, so I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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